Obama signs US govt spending bill into law
Updated: 2011-12-18 07:11
WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama has signed into law a spending bill that Congress approved to keep the government running, the White House said on Saturday.
Earlier on Saturday, the Senate had passed the $915 billion bill to fund most federal activities through next September and avert a government shutdown. It had cleared the House of Representatives on Friday.
A number of government agencies, including the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency and Labor Department, faced the possibility of shutting down this weekend without the legislation to replenish their funding.